IIIF Conference Brings New Solution for Image Delivery to NYC

METRO is excited to lend our support for an upcoming conference featuring the International Image Interoperability Framework, an open source and interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery. 

On Tuesday, 10th of May 2016, the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community and the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are hosting a one day event describing the power and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.
Embraced by a growing number of the world’s leading research and cultural heritage organizations, IIIF provides an open framework for organizations to publish their image-based resources, to be viewed, cited, annotated, and more by any compatible image-viewing application.
The day will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total cost and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously improving end user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features. It will also highlight how to participate in this growing movement to take advantage of the common framework.
Following the introductory event, from Wednesday 11th through Friday 13th of May, the IIIF community will hold its first annual conference in New York City and welcomes submissions for presentations, panels, lightning talks, and facilitated “birds-of-a-feather” conversations.
You can learn more at http://iiif.io/event/2016/newyork/. The detailed agenda for the week is still in development, but generally speaking the plan is: 
Tuesday, May 10
Access to the World’s Images: The Advantages of IIIF 
Overview, demonstrations & outreach event, giving an introduction to IIIF and showcasing the advantages of participating. 
Intended Audience: Prospective & beginning IIIF adopters; leaders, curators, technologists, researchers from museums, galleries, libraries, archives, or industry who are interested in distributed and interoperable access to images on the web.  
Location: MoMA. Capacity: 400. 
Wednesday, May 11 
Access to the World’s Images: The (first ever) IIIF Conference 
Papers, panels & lightning talks from practitioners across the IIIF community sharing their latest developments and shaping future work. 
Intended Participants: Beginning to Expert IIIF practitioners (institutions, software developers, funding agencies, interested individuals et al.)
Location: New York Academy of Medicine. Capacity: 120
Thursday & Friday, May 12-13 
IIIF Working Groups & Unconference
Parallel tracks for IIIF unconference activity (spontaneous collaborations and working sessions), as well as working time for IIIF Interest & Working Groups (e.g. Manuscripts, Museums, Newspapers, software platforms, etc.) 
Intended Participants: Any IIIF practitioners interested in collaborative action, as well as members and prospective members of IIIF interest and working groups. 
Location: New York Academy of Medicine. Capacity: 120
Again, follow http://iiif.io/event/2016/newyork/ for details and sign up now for both the MoMA event (http://iiif-advantages-nyc.eventbrite.com/) and conference (http://iiif-conference-nyc.eventbrite.com/).
We hope to see you there!